The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 6, 1975 · Page 43
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PETE JONES, fifth grader at Midway Elementary School, works on his motor Religion in America project which he displayed at the science fair held in Midway Town Hall, Abortion: Touchiest Subject In the Ecumenical Movement By DAVID E. ANDERSON UPI Religion Writer Although great strides have been made in interfaith understanding in recent years, a number of issues still separate the major Christian churches. One of the touchiest of these issues is not a theological doctrine, but a moral and ethical dilemma—abortion. Part of the reason for the touchiness of the issue is that it is all too frequently perceived in solely sectarian terms — Roman Catholics oppose all abortions, Protestants approve a permissive attitude toward the subject. However, that view is only a partial truth. Orthodox Christians, many Protestants, especially Lutherans, and a number of Jewish ethicists oppose abortion as strongly as Catholics. And some Catholic theologians and writers have taken a more permissive stand than the church. Nevertheless, the issue of abortion is frequently perceived as a Protestant-Catholic split and this has created some tension within ecumenical circles. Moreover, the situation in the United States is complicated by the difficulties of attempting to apply varying views of Christian morality to matters of civil law. The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, who run the Graymoor Ecumenical Institute in Garrison, N.Y., recently held a two day interfaith conference to explore that precise difficulty. Rev. Charles Curran of the Catholic University of America, one of Roman Catholicism's most outstanding ethicists, gave the keynote address. Curran outlined changes in the understanding of civil law over time, particularly emphasizing the growth of the role of individual conscience and a limited constitutional government. This means, he argued, that there are three criteria which influence the way an individual considers whether a law should be in existence: the freedom of a person should be respected as far as possible, the state should intervene with regard to limitations on religious liberty only to protect the public order and there is a pragmatic or feasibility aspect to law. "Because of this third criterion." he said, "with its somewhat pragmatic and prudential aspects, it is impossible to say that there is only one possible approach to civil law on abortion for someone who accepts the Roman Catholic teaching on the morality of abortion." Msgr. James T. McHugh, director of the Division of Family Life of the United No Problem Too Small For God's Assistance ByORAL ROBERTS Q: I've tried to quit smoking, but I just can't. Is it right to bother God with a small matter like this? A: You remind me of an incident that happened one day when we were taping one of our prime-time TV specials at NBC in Burbank. One of the camera crew said to me, "Mr. Roberts, for over 21 years alcohol had licked me. It had virtually ruined my home, my marriage, my personal life, even my health, but I licked it. The thing that I can't give up is this little thing here in my hand." And he held up a cigarette. "The doctors have said to me, 'This is bad...bad...bad.' But, really, I found it was easier to quit alcohol than it is this little cigarette." "How did you conquer alcohol?" I asked. "For one thing, 1 prayed," he said. "I tried to stop several times myself but I didn't have the power within me, so I asked God to give me power." "And you lost the appetite?" "I've lost it completely. But this little thing. Really, I'm embarrassed to ask God for such a little thing," he confided. I said, "If it's so big that it's got you whipped, it's really not so little, is it? No matter what is bothering you, if it is big in your life, it's big to God. So why don't you just talk to Him about the cigarettes like you did the alcohol? The same God who took away the appetite for alcohol can take away the appetite for cigarettes." "He can? I never thought of it from that angle." I said,' • In Matthew 17:20 Jesus said that if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain. (He was talking about a mountain of need, a mountain of problems in your life) be thou removed, and it will obey you. "Jesus is telling you to have faith in Him by putting a seed of faith in. That is, whatever is the deepest need in your life, give of it. If it is healing, then pray for someone who needs healing. If you are lonely and feel unloved, then give of your love and concern. But give it unto God, your Source. With this kind of faith as a seed youplant, you will see how God can take this little (big) mountain of cigarettes and help help you tell it to be gone forever." He said, "Would you have prayer with me?" I said, "Sure, but let's make it a two-way prayer." By that, I mean let's pray for one another like the Bible says in James 5:16 and make it a see-faith prayer." We prayed together, then I went on with the taping and forgot about it. But he didn't forget. During the next taping session a few weeks later, who did I see walking up with a big smile? You're right. Him! "It's gone," he said simply. Now there are all types of needs — mountains of needs ~ that we face, but God is concerned about each of them. So pray for all kinds of miracles, big or small. It makes no difference to God...because He's concerned about every detail of your life. Read Matthew 6:25-34. States Catholic Conference, outlined for the participants the official Catholic teaching on the subject, emphasizing the church's belief that "the destruction of human life is always wrong." Citing previous Catholic testimony before Congress on abortion, McHugh argued that while in a pluralistic society "government is not expected to formulate laws solely on the basis of the religious teaching of any particular church," in making laws it is appropriate to consider citizens' convictions and the principles from which they are derived. "In our country," he said, "religious leaders are increasingly compelled to present a moral argument in regard to legislation. Such was the case in regard to civil rights, to antipoverty legislation and to other instances of the violation of human rights." The two day meeting at Graymoor did not resolve Protestant-Catholic tensions over abortion. But as Father Arthur Gouthro said at the conclusion of the two days of give and take on the subject: "This is not coffee and cake ecumenism. The fact that we have .been able to have this meeting shows that the ecumenical movement has reached a certain maturity." living Bible' Gives Ideas On Exaltation Jesus told him, "I am the Way—yes, and the Truth and the Life. No one can get to the Father except by means of me. If you had known who I am, then you would have known who my Father is. From now on you know him—and have seen him!" Philip said, "Sir, show us the Father and we will be satisfied." Jesus replied, "Don't you even yet know who I am, Philip, even after all this time I have been with you? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking to see him? Don't you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?" John 14:6-10 Religious Heritage of America Influence Of Video Explored SALT LAKE CITY - A University of Utah graduate student is plowing new ground in television's search for specialized language to aid in exploring the medium's potential and limitations. Nikos Metallinos, a Greek-born teaching fellow at the U, believes the development of such a lexicon is required for a critical and scientific examination of the basic elements in television production, such as lighting, staging, editing and sound. Mr. Metallinos is completing work on his doctoral dissertation, which focuses on the impact of the television picture. Although he hasn't finished analyzing the data, Mr. Metallinos says his research indicates, for example, that viewers seem to favor visuals placed on the left side of the TV screen over the right. "Visual retention" (remembering what they saw) was greater among the more than 200 Department of Communications students involved in the newscast experiment when photographs accompanying news stories appeared on the left side of the screen. "When we know which side of the TV screen is visually predominant and more attractive, we can stage and frame the picture accordingly," explains the former Athenian actor, "Thereby improving visual communication and making pictures more aesthetically pleasing." The bedrock of Mr. Metallinos' research is what he describes as "asymmetry of the (television) screen " — a visula imbalance created by the unequal distribution of graphic materials. One of the objects of his doctoral study was to determine how the placement of graphic materials within the television screen affect viewers' perceptions of those materials. Such information could prove useful to advertisers in getting consumers to remember their products and in conveying important announcements — via television—to the public. The Utah graduate student says that television, with its "tremendous potential," someday will overshadow the theatre. But he anticipates a slow change by the networks because of the necessity in programming to appeal to the masses. Mr. Metallinos said additional studies are needed to answer such questions as: "How do we enrich or enforce the meaning of a visual message by the use of sound? What is the role of time and timing in television editing? What are appropriate lighting techniques?" The vast potential of television production remains virtually untapped, according to Mr. Metallinos, who believes research efforts such as his will pave the way for expanded studies of the forces that operate within the TV screen. 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Provo, Utah 373-5310 ^ ilSfWHfRf IN UTAH 1.800.662-5364^ Sunday. April 6. 1975, THE HERALD. Provo, Utah-Page 43 Orem North Stake Women Set Culture Eve DEBBIE ANGUS Friend Club "Broadway" will be the theme of the annual Cultural Refinement Evening to be presented April 18 by the Orem North Stake Relief Society in the stake center at 1000 N Main St., Orem. The Cultural Refinement and Music departments have combined their efforts in presenting a program depicting the development of the musical theater In America with a narrative history presenting the background of various musicals. The Relief Society Chorus and guest artists will sing selections from some of these productions. A cultural art exhibit will be shown in the adjacent hall before and after the concert, and various forms of art and literature created by the women in the stake will be displayed. The public is invited to attend, and there will be no charge. Mrs. Peggy C. Lambert will conduct the 65- voice chours with Barbara Turner and Mary Christiansen as accompanists. Narration will r)e given by Henry K. Chal, who will read a script which has been written by Mary Ann P. Chal. Among special artists performing will be Peggy Cann, Susan Sorenson, James H. Manookin, Mark Pulham. Elaine Legget, Joan Welsh and Mary Ann Starley. All of these special guests have been or are now members of the Brigham Young University A Cappella Choir. In Sp. Fork St - Mark's Busv SPANISH FORK - A busy, happy group of high school students are members of the "You've Got A Friend" Club at Spanish Fork High School. These students, along with their busy academic schedules, are taking the time to play and work with a child. The children, ages four through 12, are referred by parents, school teachers, counselors and principals. They are children who need a friend — someone to do various activities with or just to talk with. High school students are picked and screened before working with a child. Then they are matched up with the child. They have to spend a few hours a week with that child, it may be to a ball game, swimming, hiking or just talking. Debbie Angus is president, and other officers are Craig Morley, vice president; Kelli Miller, secretary; Debbie Simmons, treasurer; Carol Lynn Ney, public relations; Sharon Argyle, activities; Lynette Gardner, historian; Judy Fuller, outreach director; Leslie Reidhead, supervisor director, and Choya Pullman, interview director. Advisors are Mark Koyle, Julie Mackay and Rachael Tiffany. Mrs. Mackay of Mountainland Community Action Agency cooperated with Spanish Fork Jaycees in getting the program started through the Mainstream Project of the Jaycees. They report that as a group they spend many wonderful and happy times together. As young adults they are working together to better the community. They express appreciation to the City Council for their support. They solicit the support of the citizens of the community. To Observe Bicentennial SALT LAKE CITY - Rowland Hall - St. Mark's School, a private educational institution which traces its origin to more than a century ago, will have an active program in the national Bicentennial Observance. According to William M. Purely, headmaster, St. Mark's School was founded in 1867 and Rowland Hall in 1880. Among the activities of the Bicentennial observance by RHSM School will be" the awarding of four "Distinguished Alumni" Awards. The award will be announced before RHSM School commencement exercises and the recipients will be honored at the Awards Banquet, Friday, June 6, at the Lafayette Ballroom, Hotel Utah. Nov. 14, 1975 has been designated "RHSM Alumni Day" for a gathering at the School of RHSM Alumni. The RHSM alumni roster shows membership in virtually every state and in several foreign countries. Industrial Classrooms Built at Cedar College CEDAR CITY - Songs of wide open spaces are being sung now by industrial education students at Southern Utah State College. A spring break move into the newly completed industrial education building from various nooks and crannies around campus, has brought industrial education programs together under one roof with 24,000 square feet of working space. Besides first floor laboratory, working areas, office and classroom space, the building contains a 17,000 square foot basement earmarked for storage and program expansion. The $950,000 structure was designed by Cedar City architect, John Rowley, with in-put from industrial education department chairmen and members. The police science program, general reception and conference rooms, a 80 seat lecture hall and office facilities arc included in the new structure. Baptists Look To June Meet ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. Six-thousand American Baptists from 47 states, Maine to California, including Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico are expected to converge on this popular summertime resort area when the second biennial (67th meeting) of the American Baptist Churches in the USA is convened in Atlantic City's vast Convention Hall on June 25-20. Thoughts To Inspire Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich in his humiliation, because like the flower of the grass he will pass away.—James 1:9,10. "No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has."—Henry Ward Beecher, American clergyman. COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 245 S 200 E., Springville Worihin 9 30 am R»v David A Mole Sludv 375 9115 Home 375-3743 PROVO COMMUNITY CHURCH ,n, 175N.Unlv.Avi. \s\ Church School 9i4S a.m. ! Worship StrvlM HiOO a.m. / David A. M*K, P«lor ^=^7 37S-NI5-J7S. '43 CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 105 E. Ill N., 374-9149 Sunday S«rvic»i — 11 .a.m. Sunday School — 11 a.m. Wtd. Testimonial — 8 p.m. Reading Rm. Open 1-5 p.m. Except Holidayi OREM COMMUNITY CHURCH .. Church SchMl "-Mir, Or. Rkhtri f. CMMll, riln. UffN.40Dl.Orim, 22SUOS2 or 223.45)4 ti M5-0047 riRST BAPTIST CHURCH IOSO Columbia Lan* Prove Phone 374.8489 Sunday Sirvltti llbli iludf 9.45 am Morning Worship 11:00 am Chrlillan Training 7:00 pm E«»nlna Wonhlp 8:00 pm The Re*. Don Plofl, Pallor ST. TORY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 50W.2ndS.-Provo Worship: 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays Phone 373-3090 Rev. Walter Ellingson-Rector IVANGILICAL ffell CHURCH 180 i. 400 I., Orem Sunday School 9:4S Worship Service 11 am It 7 pm Wed. 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